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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p
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G.e., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-­p

It may not qualify as a lightning-bolt eureka moment, but Jeffrey R. Immelt, chief executive of General Electric, recalls the June day in 2009 that got him thinking...

Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check
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Chip Technology Keeps Checked Luggage in Check

On a recent Southwest Airlines flight from Baltimore, Shvilla Rasheem arrived in Indianapolis, but her luggage did not.

Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance
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Envisioning Bitcoin's Technology at the Heart of Global Finance

A new report from the World Economic Forum predicts that the underlying technology introduced by the virtual currency Bitcoin will come to occupy a central place...

They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.
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They Promised ­S Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

Project Foghorn is one of those straight-from-science-fiction concepts we've come to expect from Alphabet, the sprawling conglomerate formerly known as Google.

Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels
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Artificial Intelligence Swarms Silicon Valley on Wings and Wheels

Artificial intelligence and robotics are leading a transformation in Silicon Valley expected to be as significant as the personal computing and commercial Internet...

Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.
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Goodbye, Password. Banks Opt to Scan Fingers and Faces Instead.

The banking password may be about to expire—forever.

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury
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Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband...

A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet
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A Russian Cybersleuth Battles the 'dark Ages' of the Internet

A sense of menace stirs right off the elevator on the fifth floor of Kaspersky Lab's Moscow headquarters, where a small television screen displays cyberthreatsa...

Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive
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Why the Economic Payoff From Technology Is So Elusive

Your smartphone allows you to get almost instantaneous answers to the most obscure questions. It also allows you to waste hours scrolling through Facebook or looking...

China Quietly Targets ­.s. Tech Companies in Security Reviews
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China Quietly Targets ­.s. Tech Companies in Security Reviews

Chinese authorities are quietly scrutinizing technology products sold in China by Apple and other big foreign companies, focusing on whether they pose potential...

Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First
From ACM News

Want to Buy a Self-Driving Car? Big-Rig Trucks May Come First

Imagine you are driving on a highway late at night when a big-rig truck closes in behind you.

Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome
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Scientists Hold Secret Meeting to Consider Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Scientists are now contemplating the creation of a synthetic human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes...

Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence
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Pentagon Turns to Silicon Valley For Edge in Artificial Intelligence

In its quest to maintain a United States military advantage, the Pentagon is aggressively turning to Silicon Valley’s hottest technology—artificial intelligence...

Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor
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Moore's Law Running Out of Room, Tech Looks For a Successor

For decades, the computer industry has been guided by a faith that engineers would always find a way to make the components on computer chips smaller, faster and...

Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours
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Women in Tech Band Together to Track Diversity, After Hours

Eight prominent women activists from Silicon Valley have unveiled the Project employee diversity campaign.

­.s. Directs Cyberweapons at Isis For First Time
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­.s. Directs Cyberweapons at Isis For First Time

The United States has opened a new line of combat against the Islamic State, directing the military’s six-year-old Cyber Command for the first time to mount computer...

Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.
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Europe Tried to Rein In Google. It Backfired.

Google is a top target for European regulators and privacy watchdogs, who openly fear and distrust its dominance.

Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions
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Billing by Millionths of Pennies, Cloud Computing's Giants Take In Billions

Imagine building an enormous beach resort, maybe the best in the world.

­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival
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­.s. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival

A $320-million project aims to bring the textile sector into the digital era by embedding sensors and semiconductors into fabrics. 

Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone
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Apple's New Challenge: Learning How the ­.s. Cracked Its Iphone

Now that the United States government has cracked open an iPhone that belonged to a gunman in the San Bernardino, Calif., mass shooting without Apple's help, the...
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